Monday, December 17, 2007

For any parents out there who are thinking of taking their children to see the latest "children's movie" The Golden Compass, here are a few things to know:

A mysterious, truth-telling compass, shape-changing creatures, ferocious, armored bears racing across snow-covered landscapes, and a scrappy 11-year-old named Lyra Belacqua as the heroine — all that and more are promised in The Golden Compass, a film scheduled for release this December and based on the first volume in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, a Carnegie award-winning series for young adults. But there’s more to these books than a well-told adventure story. Here’s the scoop on this immensely praised but controversial trilogy.

The Christian Church featured in the world of the novels — a parallel world to our own — is portrayed as a powerful group of misguided, sin-obsessed individuals bent on oppressing truth, knowledge, and “every good feeling.” The group is often referred to as “the Magisterium.” In this world, the Authority — the God of Christianity, and also a representative of authority in the general sense — is a tyrannical liar who only pretends to have created the universe and who, by the time the trilogy’s ultimate battle is waged, is a pitifully frail old man who is relieved that someone has come along to put an end to his existence. The character Mary Malone, a former nun introduced in the second book of the trilogy, sums up what would appear to be the author’s view: “The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake, that’s all.” MORE from CATHOLIC DIGEST

Here is a link to SNOPES, confirming the underlying theme of this movie, and the mission of the leading characters to kill god


Anonymous said...

Why that sounds just as evil as them Harry Potter books.

Please. I'm pretty sure kids aren't going to turn into rabid Satanists just because they saw a movie.

John Washburn said...

Robert,I never suggested the movie would turn anyone into a satanist. I simply gave details about the plot and the underlying message, just in case some parents don't want their children subjected to this.


It's the Arrogance of Leadership
that demands Obedience! The Pope claims Infallibility (in matters of
Faith & Morals). If "Faith" deals
with Thought, and "Morals" with Action, then the entire range of
human experience surrounds and dominates, within that Papal Claim!

If The Grand Ayatollah says that his violence is justified, and he
holds the power of life & death over his subjects, and Death to the Kafir, he qualifies as a Serial

If Another Claims "Devine Revelation" well...Caution Is Advised! Beware of False Prophets!
By their fruits ye shall know them.

Thank Heaven For Our 1st Amendment!